Past Publications & Projects

PUBLICATIONS:

Coleman, J. M. (2016). Classroom Guitar and Students with Visual Impairments: A Positive Approach to Music Learning and Artistry. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 110(1), 63-68.

Kahler, E. P., Coleman, J. M., & Molloy-Daugherty, D. (2018). Survey of Music Programs at State Residential Schools for Blind Students. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 112(3), 311-316. 

Coleman, J. M. (2017). The Use of Music to Promote Purposeful Movement in Children with Visual Impairments. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 111(1), 73-77.

PAST PROJECTS:

Let’s Play Guitar.Org- In 2017-19, Jeremy collaborated with Austin Classical Guitar and Classical Guitarist/Composer Joseph Palmer to create a website called  “letsplayguitar.org.” The website assists aspiring classical guitar players with visual impairments access and learning the guitar remotely. All materials are free and welcome to be used by everyone.

Veterans Guitar Group- In 2014 Jeremy collaborated with Kim Perlack, Armstrong School of music, and St David”s church in Austin to organize a guitar ensemble for veterans. These veterans were from recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as older vets from the Vietnam war. Jeremy and blues guitar legend, Kirby Kelly taught the class every week for veterans. The veterans’ program continues to thrive with new teachers and students attending the class.

Master Project UT Austin-While completing his Masters degree at The University of Texas at Austin, Jeremy researched the educational needs and accommodations of children with visual impairments. Based on his research he aligned the classroom guitar curriculum, guitarcurriulum.com, for children with visual impairments in Texas Public school.

Specialized Music Services of Austin- From 2010-2014 Jeremy founded and operated Specialized Music Services of Austin. Jeremy worked as a board-certified music therapist with children and adults with disabilities. The company and its 5 employees provided in-home services to approximately 200 people on a regular basis.

Veterans Home Yountville Ca.- In 2009, Jeremy worked for the Veterans Home of Yountville California. The Veterans Home was an assisted living facility for older veterans. Jeremy worked as a music therapist and accompanist. He worked with vets in a memory care center, hospice, and other settings.

Program Founder- From 2007-2009 Jeremy founded the classical guitar program at the Art of Music Studio in The Woodlands, Texas. Jeremy taught guitar to kids of all ages on a regular basis. Upon his departure in 2007 he was replaced and the program continues to thrive today.

2005 Solo Classical Guitar Competition Winner

Gavotta Choro Heitor Villa-Lobos

Op. 45 Variations on the Folia of Spain by Mauro Giuliani

2004 Solo Classical Guitar Competition Winner

Ukrainian Folk Song Nikita Koshkin

Prelude #2 Heitor Villa-Lobos

2004 Guitar Concerto Soloist

Vivaldi Lute Concerto in D Major soloist with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette String Ensemble.